Events

All Upcoming Events at CTS

Feb 25
Personnel and Leadership

02/25/2018 - 02/28/2018

Compass Points Certificate Program

The focus of this class is Christian leadership, which is key to effective camp and conference ministry. Participants will explore staffing models that achieve both programmatic and mission goals. An introduction into human resource issues...

Feb 28
Development

02/28/2018 - 03/03/2018

Compass Points Certificate Course

The class will examine multiple aspects of development in the camp and conference setting. Learners will explore fund development as well as staff, volunteer, and board development. The class will conclude with study of a...

Feb 28
J.B. Green Inaugural Address

02/28/2018

All are invited to attend the inauguration of Dr. Martha Moore-Keish as the J. B. Green Associate Professor of Theology on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Columbia Theological Seminary, 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30030.

The Inaugural Address will...

Mar 06
2018 Kathleen O’ Connor Lectures

03/06/2018 - 03/07/2018

Distinguished scholar Dr. Gale A. Yee will present the 2018 Kathleen O’Connor Lectures at Columbia Theological Seminary on March 6-7, 2016. She has served as the Nancy W. King Professor of Biblical Studies at Episcopal Divinity School, now affiliated with...

Apr 09
Leadership in Ministry: Lynchburg A Session I

04/09/2018 - 04/11/2018

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first of two sessions in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (fall and spring) but the program is, by design, an ongoing leadership development program. Learn more and continue to...

Apr 12
Immersion Experience: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

04/12/2018 - 04/15/2018

Begin your intentional spiritual journey with us.  Register now for this retreat and introduction to Christian spirituality and classic spiritual practices.

Apr 15
DEADLINE FOR GUTHRIE SCHOLARS 2018 APPLICATION

04/15/2018

Applications for Guthrie Scholars Program Sept. 24-28, 2018 due in April.

Apply now to be part of Guthrie Scholars program in Sept. 2018. A week of independent study, room and on-campus meals included for selected individuals.

Apr 16
Theological Reflections and Affirmations in Older Adulthood

04/16/2018 - 04/18/2018

Older Adult Ministry Certificate Course

This course will explore theological doctrines and concepts, with a focus on how these relate to older adulthood. Using Scripture, creeds and confessions and drawing upon assigned we will reflect theologically on our present,...

Apr 16
Leadership in Ministry: Lynchburg B Session I

04/16/2018 - 04/18/2018

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first of two sessions in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (fall and spring) but the program is, by design, an ongoing leadership development program. Learn more and continue to...

Apr 18
Spiritual Formation and Older Adults

04/18/2018 - 04/20/2018

Older Adult Ministry Certificate Course

The last third of life presents some of life’s richest spiritual, theological and ethical challenges. This course will explore how congregations and other communities of faith can engage in conversations and practices that will...

Apr 19
Christian Educator’s Think Tank

04/19/2018 - 04/20/2018

Practitioner educators rarely have the luxury of engaging in the act of reflection they provide for others in their contexts. Congregational education ministry can be a lonely enterprise, even in multi-staff congregations. This “think tank” gathers innovative congregational Christian educators...

Apr 19
“I have room for a second life”: Journeying by Heart with the Poet Rainer Maria Rilke

04/19/2018 - 04/22/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Mark Burrows invites us to explore Rilke’s prayers and poetry with our hearts. Image, gesture and memory guide our glance into the well of our deep experience of ‘self.’ Rilke and poets like him speak...

Apr 26
Come See Columbia Day 2018

04/26/2018

This year’s Come See Columbia Day is April 26, 2018. 

Visit with students, faculty, and other CFC members on the beautiful Columbia campus. This year’s gathering will include fellowship, inspiring worship, delicious food, and campus tours. Make plans to attend...

Apr 30
Beside Still Waters – A Contemplative Retreat

04/30/2018 - 05/04/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Renew and refresh! Join us for this Contemplative Retreat at Sacred Heart Monastery. Writings of the Psalmists, Saints and Desert Mothers and Fathers will inspire our contemplation. Led by Chris Glaser and Debra...

Apr 30
Leadership in Ministry: Portland Session I

04/30/2018 - 05/02/2018

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first of two sessions in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (fall and spring) but the program is, by design, an ongoing leadership development program. Learn more and continue to...

May 01
In Life and in Death: Helping in End-of-Life Issues

05/01/2018 - 06/01/2018

Online Course

This five-week online course will examine the hard choices and issues related to critical illness and end-of-life situations.

May 14
Leadership in Ministry: Boston Session I

05/14/2018 - 05/16/2018

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first of two sessions in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (fall and spring) but the program is, by design, an ongoing leadership development program. Learn more and continue to...

May 15
Certificate in Spiritual Direction Application Deadline

05/15/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Direction

The program of study is designed for individuals who discern a call to the ministry of Spiritual Direction. Applications for the 2018-2020 cohort will be accepted until May 15, 2018.

Jun 04
Thriving As a Church Ministry Staff Associate

06/04/2018 - 07/06/2018

Online Course

This five-week online course will focus on the role and function of the pastoral associate or program staff in the congregational context. Because most children’s and youth ministers work in the congregational setting as associates, they must understand...

Jul 26
Blessed at the Broken Places

07/26/2018 - 07/29/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

J. Marshall Jenkins leads this class that explores biblical spirituality as a resource for people of faith experiencing emotional pain.

Sep 10
Living Prayer: The Spirituality of Everyday Liturgy

09/10/2018 - 10/06/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Carl McColman leads this class focused on ordinary habits and practices that can nurture faith and spiritual growth. The class will look at ‘liturgy’ for personal use with an eye toward sharing n family and...

Oct 18
A Dwelling Place for God: Renewing an Earthly Spirituality

10/18/2018 - 10/21/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Rediscover a Christian spirituality that is rooted in and integrates creation, worship, justice and hope. Dr. Stanley P. Saunders leads this class that will explore New Testament images of temple and creation to inspire...

Nov 01
Money and Your Ministry

11/01/2018 - 11/30/2018

Online Course

Using the current book by Margaret Marcuson by the same title, this course will focus on helping participants interpret and reframe their understanding about money in the congregation, and, approach the issue of money in the church from...

Nov 08
Living a Spirituality of Hope: Embracing Its Challenges and Practices

11/08/2018 - 11/11/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Dr. Luther E. Smith, Jr. leads this class focusing living the meaning of hope in personal experience and social transformation in the face of difficult realities.

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